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Alfred C.W. Shamroth Jr, 1955-2018
“Alfie” was born & raised in New York City.
He attended Mc Burney School for Boys & later Baldwin High School, both private schools.
From a very early age he always had 2 passions that he cultivated throughout his life : Baseball & Sports Cars.
From his most tender age of 3 his best friend and neighbor was Judy Friedsam. They were inseparable. With Judy and the 1960’s he discovered music and Guitars. They started their own Rock band.
Lead guitar was his thing and he became an extremely accomplished guitarist. He could have gone on professionally had he wanted, but he was not comfortable with the idea of huge crowds and being on a stage. Everywhere Alfie went or whatever he did, his best friend Judy was always there. Their friendship endured time & geographical distances.
Alfie met his future wife Linda Devito when he was 16. They could be seen at many of NYC’s In & underground Clubs in the early 1970’s. They lived together in the Chelsea Hotel at the same time as Andy Warhol, their neighbor. They married in 1980, Alfie at the age of 25. They later divorced in 1984
In the late 1980’s Alfie moved to California & lived many years in Newport Beach, where he found a fresh start in the AA Fellowship. He was an extremely active member and a pillar to his community, looked up to by many and respected by all.
It was during that time, that he started his own business called BLUE LINE, reading construction blue prints. His reputation grew rapidly and he was solicited by construction companies nationwide to read plans and do material & labor assessments in preparation of submitting Bids.
Alfie was a star player on the Newport BUMS softball team which played in the National AA Softball series. Alfie saved many a game as he hurtled through the air to catch balls playing an out field position. These amazing feats ultimately caused him much suffering, years later with many herniated discs.
Alfie was multiple years voted by his team mates MVP.
During a softball game, Alfie sustained a terrible blow to his right eye. He was warming up his arm on the sidelines when he received a wild softball; dead on.
After recovery & losing sight in that eye, it was difficult for him to read plans and he could no longer play ball.
Alfie returned to the tri-state area about 1993 to help his father run the family’s construction business in New Jersey and quickly took it over as President & owner.
After selling the construction company in 1999 he lived with Francine Quitko and her daughter Lexi in New York City, where he warmly and eagerly embraced family life. Searching for a new occupation, he turned to Day Trading and was featured in a New York Times article.
In 2002 he moved to Parkland, Fl with Francine & Lexi. And then he later moved as a single man to Boynton Beach where he continued trading, specializing in Day trading Oil Futures. He was extremely knowledgeable in analyzing complex economic trends & their impact on geopolitics and visa a versa.
Alfie was an extremely sensitive and playful man. He had a special way of touching people’s hearts and making new friends wherever he was and with whomever he was with. All were always drawn to him.
He is survived by his mother Jean, living in Lantana and his sister Nancy living in Tahiti, French Polynesia.
He will be so utterly and greatly missed by all…
We Love you dearly Alfie
ALL OUR HEARTS BEAT TOGETHER AS ONE IN CELEBRATION OF YOUR MEMORY